Are you worried about looking cool as a dad? I know I was when my wife told me she was pregnant with our first born. What was my biggest fear though? Not looking like a total FNG. One stroll through Babies-R-Us and I nearly lost it with all the stripes, frills, and sparkly nonsense. Most guys would probably look at me and tell me that I’m crazy but that is because I’m not like most guys — And if you’re reading this then that’s because neither are you.
After doing a lot of research and reading a seemingly endless amount of reviews I came across Mission Critical. A company out of the San Francisco Area in California. I’m always skeptical about brands that I have never heard of but just looking at their website drew me in. Simple and clean with no over the top military or tactical references.
The company claims to use military grade fabrics and construction as well as 1000D nylon on all its products. They offer a baby carrier, carrier daypack, messenger diaper bag and backpack I personally use the baby carrier and carrier daypack. The baby carrier is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and received a seal of approval from The National Parenting Center.The carrier has MOLLE both front and back, a sun shield that hides away into a front zipper pocket, and a removable, washable liner for those inevitable accidents. Each shoulder strap adjusts both for dad and to bring baby higher, the waist tightens, and
The carrier has MOLLE both front and back, a sun shield that hides away into a front zipper pocket, and a removable, washable liner for those inevitable accidents. Each shoulder strap adjusts both for dad and to bring baby higher, the waist tightens, and lastly, there are two straps the clip at baby’s waist to keep them locked in nice and tight. I know most of you are probably thinking of all the possible things to put on the MOLLE in front and I must say — DO NOT PUT YOUR HOLSTER THERE! It may seem like a brilliant idea but you are just asking for trouble and criticism.
The main reason I love this carrier besides the fact that it looks awesome is that the waist belt and shoulder strap distribute baby’s weight amazingly. I recently walked 5 miles through New York City without any issues while also having the daypack filled with at least 10 pounds of gear. Usually, with carriers, you find that your lower back starts to give out from leaning back. With this, as long as baby comfortably close to the chest for both parties and the straps are properly adjusted it is almost as if there is nothing there. Until you catch a stray foot square in the unmentionables.
Next up is the Carrier Daypack. The biggest feature of the daypack is that the straps can be stowed away allowing the pack to be attached to the back of the carrier. MOLLE is also located on the opening of the pack and both sides. While the pack as only one compartment it boasts a 20-liter volume allowing you to fit enough gear for the whole family. There is also a small compartment for those items that need to be easily accessible. For those dirty bombs, there is also a changing pad that hides away. There really is not much to this pack but it does enough.
Still thinking what to do with all that MOLLE? Mission Critical offers four handy pouches to fix that itch. A rectangle, square or foldable pouch and an insulated bottle holder.
Overall, I highly recommend the carrier and daypack for those of you expecting fathers or family members looking to keep dad tactical.
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